Dave Cormier next to book coverLearning specialist Dave Cormier will launch his book Learning in a Time of Abundance at Biblioasis Bookshop on Tuesday.

Learning specialist authors book on learning in a digital world

Learning specialist Dave Cormier of the Office of Open Learning is celebrating the release of his book Learning in a Time of Abundance: The Community is the Curriculum with a launch and reading at local bookseller Biblioasis on Tuesday, April 9.

Delving into the history of traditional learning, Cormier addresses the pressing question of how we must transform our learning approaches to thrive in an era of endless information and complex decision making.

The launch event, open to the public, will have a few short readings from the book as well as a question-and-answer session with the author. It begins at 7 p.m. at the shop, 1520 Wyandotte St. East.

In an interview with the author on Inside Higher Ed, John Warner called Learning in a Time of Abundanceone of the most provocative books on pedagogy I’ve read in a long time.” It explores how we can adapt our learning in a world overflowing with information. Cormier explores the cultural and teaching changes necessary to adapt in the digital age while emphasizing the importance of understanding how to navigate the vast sea of information we encounter every day, from answering questions like “Should my child play sports that often lead to concussions?” to “How should I chime in on that Facebook conversation on gender identity?”

Books are currently available for sale at Biblioasis, and are available online at the Johns Hopkins University Press website, other online booksellers, and can be accessed digitally through the Leddy Library.